What Are You Thankful For?

Thankfulness is defined as expressing gratitude or being appreciative.

Many Thanksgivings, we focus on the food and forget about the true meaning of this day. Take time to reflect on the year thus far and remember all the wonderful things, big or small, that have brought you to this moment.

My family has a thankful jar that we add to throughout the year as good things happen. On Thanksgiving Day, we pick a random paper from the jar and read it aloud. The first one I pulled out this year was: “Thankful that our friends moved into our neighborhood. Game Night!”

Giving thanks is not just for Thanksgiving. It’s a healthy, positive habit you can practice every day of the year. So gather around the dinner table and share what you are thankful for (today and all year round), even if it’s just that you didn’t have to cook the Thanksgiving meal!

-True Health Clinical Health Consultant Jody Drange, RD, CDE, ASCM, EP-C

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